22 August 2011

美 女: China's Tong Liya

She's not "Chinese" in the sense of Han Chinese.  Look at her eyes and nose.  Miss Tong is of Xibo ethnicity, which is a branch of the Manchurian ethnic group.  (The Xibo people were Manchurian clans who were moved to Xinjiang during the Qing Dynasty.)  Because she's from Xinjiang, she may have Uighur blood, which may explain her exotic beauty.

Miss Tong also played the role of legendary beauty Zhao Feiyan (see below) in a period drama piece about the Han Dynasty.  Very fitting!

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